Where can I learn more about monogenic diabetes?
Do I have to join the registry to learn more about monogenic diabetes?
No. We encourage patients to join our registry, but we are happy to answer any questions regarding monogenic diabetes.
Why should I join the monogenic diabetes registry?
Your participation will help researches understand more about genetic forms of diabetes, including how many people are affected, what treatment seems best for each different genetic type, and what other medical problems might occur due to gene mutations.
How can I get genetic testing for monogenic diabetes?
Testing can be arranged by your doctor for the most of the types of monogenic diabetes. We regularly are contacted to ask for advice on which genes to request for testing. In our studies, a limited amount of genetic testing is performed on a research basis.
What are the benefits to getting a genetic diagnosis?
A genetic diagnosis may alter treatment, help predict future health concerns and may allow for informed family planning.
Do I have to travel to Chicago if I take part in the research?
No. Most of our studies can be done through online questionnaires and over the phone. Saliva samples are often sufficient to allow research genetic testing to be performed.
Can my doctor contact the team?
We encourage clinicians to contact us with questions about monogenic diabetes.
How is monogenic diabetes inherited?
We all receive a copy of our genes from each parent. Sometimes mutations in genes can occur spontaneously. Most forms of monogenic diabetes require only one gene copy to be mutated. Other forms of monogenic diabetes require a mutation in both copies. For details about specific genes click here.
What studies are being done into monogenic diabetes?
Please click here to learn about some of the studies being performed here in Chicago.
How much does research genetic testing cost?
We perform genetic testing for some participants in our studies. The genetic testing is performed on a research basis and there is no cost for participants in our studies.